By Rasmus F. Jensen
The Open Workshop is a creative development initiative, targeted towards international talents and projects, and is supported by the Danish Film Institute and the municipality of Viborg. Within the Open Workshop you will find people and companies who are working on things like animation shorts, comic books, art, game development and much more.
Open Workshop´s main selling point is that it provides the office space, the equipment, and even sometimes financial support, necessary for artists to develop and produce their projects. While doing all this, the Open Workshop also functions as an artist residency, housing people while they work.
Even though all this is located inside The Animation Workshop, it should absolutely be considered its own separate organization, as many of the people who attend Open Workshop are professionals and not students.
Oh yeah, and did I mentioned that if you get accepted into Open Workshop you will be receiving all this for free? They will provide you with the necessary financial freedom to just bunker down and focus on your project for a while, which is a pretty good deal for any artistic individual with ambitions for themselves. If this has piqued your interest, go right ahead and follow this link to their website
Honestly, I could talk about this stuff forever, we have hardly even brushed the surface yet. Needless to say, we do have a fairly unique creative environment here in Viborg, with a huge international potential.
If you think you would be a good match for this place, or if you have any questions, feel free to write me an e-mail on Rasmus@arsenalet.dk